Students organize medical-dental mission for support staff

Students organize medical-dental mission for support staff

by Daryl Zamora, CCO on December 17, 2012 - 12:13 pm

A student-volunteer assists one of the beneficiaries. Photo courtesy of CATALYST

 

Student group CATALYST of UA&P advanced their Christmas gift to the University’s auxiliary staff December 8 through a medical-dental mission.

More than 230 security and service personnel and their families benefited from the free medical and dental check-ups and medicines offered in the event.

A mother brings her son to the activity. Photo courtesy of CATALYST

According to CATALYST President Patrick Lim, the activity was a “way of serving the people who help us everyday.”

It’s also a way of getting to know them better, he added.

Eighty-four student-volunteers turned up, as well as 10 dentists, eight doctors, and five medical assistants. Before the check-up proper, the beneficiaries attended a talk on health care and proper hygiene.

Forty-seven types of medicines and food supplements were given away, thanks to pharmaceutical firms and a pharmacy. The beneficiaries also took home noche buena packages.

According to Lim, CATALYST aimed to outdo their medical-dental mission last year, which won Project of the Year at the Unitas Awards given by the Center for Student Affairs.

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